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Approved: Flavien Berger

By | Published on Monday 19 November 2018

Flavien Berger

French synth-pop musician Flavien Berger recently released his second album – ‘Contre-Temps’ – a worthy addition to his 2015 debut, ‘Leviathan’, various short and feature-length film soundtracks, and other collaborations. Taking steps to build a name for himself in the UK, he has just released the video for the new album’s latest single, ‘Castelmaure’, ahead of a London show next month.

The video provides the perfect route into Berger’s surreal visual world, as well as his versatile songwriting. The track’s smoky atmosphere provides a link between the softer ‘Brutalisme’ and acid house inflected ‘999999999’.

“Castelmaure is the name of the wine I used to drink while working on this song”, says Berger. “The bottle would slowly empty like an hourglass, as night fell outside the small window of my room in the attic. This song is about change, time travel, contre forme communication, all while picturing a castle on the horizon”.

Berger will play Village Underground in London on 3 Dec. Watch the video for ‘Castelmaure’ here:

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